Anne of France

The Royal Women of Maximilian (TV series)

With the 2017 series Maximilian now available via Starz, we are introduced to some more unknown royal women. Mary, Duchess of Burgundy Although the series is called Maximillian, the second main character is Mary, Duchess of Burgundy – his wife. Challenged in her rights to become Duchess in her own right by the French, she [read more]

maria luisa savoy
Maria Luisa of Savoy

Maria Luisa of Savoy – La Saboyana

Maria Luisa of Savoy was born on 17 September 1688 at the Royal Palace of Turin as the third daughter and second surviving child of Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy and Anne Marie of Orléans – the youngest daughter of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans and Henrietta of England. She was one of nine [read more]

Book Reviews

Explore Sweden with HRH Crown Princess Victoria Book Review

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s two-year plan to explore every Swedish province on foot has turned into an ode to Swedish magnificent natural beauty. Throughout the seasons, the Crown Princess hiked through the provinces and the resulting 320-page book is filled with beautiful photos, sometimes including the Crown Princess herself but mostly of the overwhelmingly [read more]